From the church of St John the Baptist in Burford, Oxfordshire.
News round-up and analysis.
Guardian Angels. Is there someone out there who s watching over us? The idea is a popular one and belongs to both the Islamic and the Christian tradition. Mark Tully investigates. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated at 11.30pm
3/4. The Life of Pine. A winter feast of natural-history treats, both conifer and bird, from Bedgebury National Pinetum. Presented by Chris Sperrin. Producer Julian Hector
Religious and ethical news, with Roger Bolton.
Series producer Amanda Hancox
Joan Bakewell appeals on behalf of Paintings in Hospitals, which loans works of art to healthcare facilities.
Donations: [address removed] Credit cards: Freephone [number removed]
Producer Sally Flatman Repeated at 9.26pm and on Thursday at 3.27pm
Called to Be Single. There are more single-person households in Britain than families with dependent children, yet there is a tendency to treat single people as dysfunctional. The
Rev John Bell of the lona Community speaks from his own experience of seeing singleness as a vocation and how the Church is called to provide a community stronger than the nuclear family. With the Manchester Chamber Choir, conducted by Nigel Swinford. producer Claire Campbell Smith
Repeated from Friday
Fi Glover with the week's news stories. Editor Colin Hancock
Regional Variations (2)
1/13. With Dara O'Briain , Jenny Eclair , Clement Freud , Paul Merton and chairman Nicholas Parsons. Rptdfrom Monday BBC AUDIO: Many selections from Just a Minute, including
Just a Minute 8, are available on CD and audio cassette from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]
A look at the world of food, with Sheila Dillon.
Executive producer Dixi Stewart Extended repeat tomorrow at 4pm
Presented by James Cox. Editor Colin Hancock
Fran Abrams investigates the mystery behind events on the Suffolk coast in 1940. Why do people still believe that the isolated beach at Shingle Street was the centre of a government cover-up of an attempted German invasion? ProducerDavid Lewis
Bob Flowerdew , John Cushnie and Anne Swithinbank answer questions posed by gardeners in south Wales.
Eric Robson is in the chair. Including at: 2.25 Gardening Weather Forecast.
Producer Trevor Taylor
BBC AUDIO: A specially recorded edition of Gardeners' Question
Time, featuring regular team members, is available on audio cassette and CD from retail outlets or from www.bbcshop.com. Call [number removed]
5/5. The Chez Panisse Cookbook. Alice Waters's 1980s cookbook, which launched Californian cuisine, is examined here by Ben Rogers. With readings by Jean Trend. Producer Dave Battcock
2/2. Berardo attempts to escape the mounting trouble in Fontamara, but his journey to Rome leads him into unexpected rebellion. An adaptation by Andrew Farrell Readman of one of Italy's greatest anti-Fascist novels, written bv Ignazio Silone. Translated by Eric Mosbacher.
Producer/Director Nadia Molinari Repeated on Saturday at 9pm
In a special programme to mark the publication of his latest novel, Saturday, bestselling author Ian McEwan joins
Mariella Frostrup. Producer Erin Riley Repeated on Thursday at 4pm
8/9. A darkling selection of poems for the long evenings, introduced by Roger McGough , including Simon Armitage reading his own To His Lost Lover, and some rays of light from Osip Mandelstam, ee cummings and Edward Thomas. The readers are Jamie Glover , Brigid Zengeni and Sean Barrett.
Producer Frances Byrnes Repeated on Saturday at 11.30pm
BBC AUDIO: A newly released special edition celebrating the 25th anniversary of Poetry Please is available on CD from www.bbcshop.com and good retail outlets, or by calling [number removed]
African-Caribbean men talk about being fathers and about their own dads to Connie St Louis. Repeated from Tuesday
2/3. Writer and poet Gwyneth Lewis explains what happened after a round-the-world sailing trip was cut short when her husband was diagnosed with cancer. Producer Penny Arnold Repeated on Saturday at 5.45am
Clare Balding selects her choice of excerpts from BBC radio over the past week. Producer Torquil MacLeod
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Beth gets itchy feet.
For cast see page 44 Repeated tomorrow at 2pm Soap & Flannel: page 43
This week Barney Harwood talks to author Philip Ardagh about this week's amusing new drama called Secret
Undercover Vets on Ice, and his search for a talented and famous radio presenter to star in it! Producer Rob Carter
1/4. A series of short stories selected by well-known writers, who explain their choice in an introduction.
Oysters. By Anton Chekov. A young boy, begging with his father on the streets of Moscow, hungers after "oysters". Chosen by Helen Simpson and read by Michael Maloney. Producer Lisa Osbourne
2/10. Listeners' comments, queries, criticisms and congratulations, with Roger Bolton.
ADDRESS: Feedback, PO Box 2100, London W1A 10T
Phone: [number removed] Fax: [number removed] email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Repeated from Friday
1/2. Comedian and Goodies aficionado Phill Jupitus talks to Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie about their early days as comedy writers and performers, and about their 1970s series The Goodies. <R)
Impartial advice and the latest news from the world of personal finance, presented by Paul Lewis. Repeated from yesterday at 12.04pm
Repeated from 7.55am
4/8. Body Talk. Our bodies say so much about ourselves that some experts claim they can tell which job a person is suitable for, simply by watching how that person moves. Peter Day finds out how we use our bodies to get What we want. Repeated from Thursday
Andrew Rawnsley previews the week's political events.
10.45 The Brandreth Rules for Ministers
2/2. At last, you're a minister - but what now? Gyles Brandreth explains the rules for moving onward and upward in ministerial circles, and how, when it all comes to an end, to make as dignified an exit as possible.
Editor Terry Dignan The Brandreth Rules for Ministers rptd Wed 8.45pm
8/10. Comedian Jo Brand and music journalist David Ouantick talk to Sue MacGregor about three of their favourite paperbacks. Repeated from Tuesday
Repeated from 6.05am
2/5. Ian McMillan entertains an audience at the Shed in North Yorkshire with his choice of favourite prose and poetry. Repeated from Thursday
TheRainbow by DH Lawrence (1/10)